Goa and Beyond Tour

 

Dates January 27th - February 9th 2019
December 1st - 14th 2019

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Any motorcycle tour of Goa should take in everything that makes Goa great: the beaches; the markets; the food; the cool places to hang out and of course riding the legendary Royal Enfield motorbike along the superb coast roads meandering through fishing villages, under the palms.

Well, guess what? You are going to do just that and a whole lot more.

This trip also takes in the inland state of Karnataka, the real India, beautiful friendly people, rugged landscapes, tribes, tigers and ancient ruined cities. Rest assured that you will be going to the most exciting off the track places, by the least known and most enjoyable riding roads and staying in the most attractive locations and accommodation along the way.

To that end, we start and finish the tour on a paradisiacal palm fringed bay with great food, astounding sunsets and soft white sand where on calm days you can watch the dolphins frolic from your table as you take your breakfast overlooking the sea. From here we can get used to the bikes, tour locally and enjoy the beautiful natural environment as well as having some great places to eat and visit nearby.

The first four days are spent cruising up the Indian Ocean coastline, exploring its natural heritage and culture while sampling the excellent cuisine and social life for which Goa is famed.

You will be going to areas and places that that only those in the know, know about; far from the rush of crazy tourism and well off the beaten track.

For the next 7 days we turn inland and cross the Western Ghats mountain range, ride through India’s lush rural heartland taking a few days to get to two of the greatest ancient monuments known to man, the largely undiscovered lost cities at the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Badami and Hampi.

The remains of the 6th Century capital of the Chalukyan Empire at Badami are stunningly located on an elevated escarpment and offer a superb days ride to get to. After an afternoon exploring the local villages, fort and caves around Badami by bike, we ride again through beautiful countryside, pretty villages with friendly tractor driving farmers, their wives in colorful saris smiling and waving at us before finally reaching Hampi, one of the highlights of any trip to India and a place quite different to anywhere else on the planet.

This once famous deserted medieval city sits in a 55-square kilometer moonscape of rocky hills, green coconut groves and ancient temples with a river bubbling flowing through the center of it.

We spend two days here exploring the stupendous landscapes and sites, having a picnic by the river where you can swim also, and watching one of Hampi’s stupendous sunsets from the most exotic of locations.

On our journey back to the coast you’ll ride deep into the magnificent jungled hills of Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary getting there for evening where you can swim in the river, relax or stroll amongst the trees of this wild and lush tropical forest.

To finish off we’ll take a world class riding road down to the sea, then a last cruise up along the palm fringed coastline of Goa back to our paradisiacal starting point where you can relax and feel at home again.

Does that sound like a real holiday? It is indeed!

As ever, there are only eight places available so please book early to avoid disappointment.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Route

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Accomodation

For this trip, we have focused on location as well as luxury, for as we know location is everything, especially in a place like India.

As always, there are a good few luxury nights on the trip and we have also selected some other superb locations to stay simply because the position and charm of the accommodation is spectacular!

On the inland part of your journey to the tribal state of Karnataka we’ve booked two fabulous choices for you in both Hampi and Dandeli as well as captivating settings on Goa’s finest beaches.

Food

Goa is a gourmand’s delight. Whether it be freshly caught fish, crab or prawns cooked straight in the pan or grilled with butter, pepper or garlic, or rich Goan coconut curries whose spices are ground by hand at the crack of dawn daily, you will be in food heaven. For those with a more western palate there are superb stone cooked pizzas, fresh salads and other European dishes widely available. Outside of Goa you will find an abundance of mouthwatering local delicacies to tempt you as well as traditional western fare. Vegetarians will be in their element too, as of course much of India is vegetarian and the range of dishes is thrilling.

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Below you'll find, at a glance, what's included in the price of the tour, and what isn't. This trip is ALL INCLUSIVE with no hidden extras. From the moment you touch down in India to the moment you leave you will be regally looked after and catered for in splendid style every step of the way.

  • All accommodation (13 nights), in your very own room unless you specify otherwise.
  • 11 days use of a professionally maintained latest model Royal Enfield Bullet 350cc with the controls the “right” way around.
  • Small group size limited to 8 riders.
  • All of your petrol which we fill for you at night to save you waiting in hot forecourts.
  • Our fully equipped support team including luggage vehicle, guides, outriders, tour manager, medic, and mechanic.
  • Staff to client ratio of 1:1 (or very close), giving you an exceptional level of service.
  • Two expert guides. One Indian, one English.
  • All your food, drinks, breakfasts, lunches, dinners... and snacks along the way at the best eateries around.
  • All of your drinking water, tea/coffee/juice while you are on the road.
  • An alcoholic beverage of a selection with your dinner.
  • Airport transfers in comfortable, executive style air-conditioned vehicles.
  • All parking fees.
  • All permit fees.
  • All entrance fees.
  • All tips on your behalf for waiters/porters/room-staff en route
  • As much pre-trip preparation help as you need with visas, flights and insurance etc.
  • International Flights to arrive/depart Goa (Approx £500 from UK)
  • Indian visa (£50)
  • Medical Insurance (our recommended package is £70)
  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Team tip at end of tour, £50.

Goa and Beyond Tour

Rider
£3200 per person
£2900 Shared room

Pillion
£2900 Own Room
£2600 Shared room

Seat in vehicle
£2900

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Ben Williamson January 2018

What a trip we had though, I miss it everyday. Was the best trip I have ever been on.

Susan J. December 2017

Big big thanks Andy & LiveIndia for another amazing wonderful experience in India.

Philip Deacon July 2017

I'm struggling to decide which was my favourite place and moment. There isn't a day that goes by without us reflecting on where we have been and what we have seen.

R. Hine April 2017

Thanks for pictures...was indeed a fantastic trip and thank you for making it a great experience...Hopefully we will meet again.

Peter Daniels March 2017

I keep getting wonderful flash back images of our trip and that unique countryside

Ciaran G. October 2016

You did everything you could to ensure an amazing experience, always with the safety of the group in mind. The team of people you have built there, to cover all aspects of the tour, is superb. Awesome job!

Roger T. October 2016

Most of all it was lovely to share the experience with such good company. Many thanks for all your hard work which succeeded in making it such a success.

Michelle R. July 2016

I have been on a lot of motorcycle tours in my life but I just wanted to tell you that this was the best one I have ever been on.

Valerie F. January 2015

India was never on my bucket list. And now I want to go back and see it all.

John Fisher October 2014

What a great time was had by all, I hope. A great adventure. Thank you all for making my birthday special.

Dick & Ruth B. April 2014

We still have to pinch ourselves when we think back to what really was a trip of a life time. Would we do it again – Yes.

David Armand January 2014

Thanks again for encouraging me to do this and taking care of a newbie. Was brilliant!

Marie T. June 2013

I still rave about this trip. It was life changing. Stunning scenery, amazing people. An absolute must for anyone with an adventurous heart and an inquisitive mind.

Having been on motorbike trips in Thailand, USA, South Africa and Spain I was not expecting to be surprised... But I was indeed surprised. It was actually the most interesting motor-biking experience of my life.

K. Bishop, Germany, 2011

If you want a VIP backstage pass to the stunning theatre of India, then this is the way to travel and LiveIndia is the only company to travel with.

Rachel Gould, Oxfordshire, 2011

A stunning trip. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Nitin and Andy are a great team- they know India, they know Enfields, and they know how to find small wonders far from the beaten path.

A Hall, Sydney, Australia

Thank you for a superb two weeks. My high expectations for the trip were more than exceeded. ...It was a real adventure and a lot of fun!

T. Marshall, Derby, 2010

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